... is unbearable. I'm only 27. And I'm a mother. What can I do to get rid of this? I hobble around on my good leg, but i can't take it no more
That's sad, once mine had collapsed and bored a hole in my pelvis it became less painful. The only cure is a total hip replacement so I really hope you have insurance. Bone grafts can be used in early stages but once the MRI shows dead bone marrow filling the joint cavity it's too late for alternative options. It is either a total replacement or a palliative dis-articulation which will leave you in a wheel chair and unable to walk. For now buy some elbow crutches (quite cheap at a disability store ~$50 US) until you get your hip replaced which is your only real option.
I'm kind of surprised as you do not fit the normal demographic for AVN (avascular necrosis/ Aseptic necrosis) which is predominantly alcoholic men between 40 and 50.
I'm really sorry to hear about your necrosis. I can't imagine how hard it would be with a young family. Did yours happen suddenly over night, I'm interested as mine was a spontaneous attack over night. Went to bed fine and woke up in the middle of the night with extreme pain in both my knees and unable to walk. It's settled down now, but I'm in what I like to call, "the honeymoon" phase of the disease. I agree with Stephen, you need a hip replacement. 4-6 weeks and you'll feel like a new person. My mum was one of the first hip replacement recipients in Australia over 40 years ago. She is still going strong on the same hips, they made them to last in the olden days, and she's still dancing at 91 years of age. New hips and you'll feel like a new woman. You have a lot of living to enjoy. Best of luck. Lisa.
I'm so sorry you have to face this so early in life.
In a way it's a good thing.
Your body is ably to deal with it now more than in your 60's.
Emotionally you have your child depending on you so you have the drive to get better and work through your rehab.
Investigate ortho surgeons and how many they have done. In this case, practice makes perfect. It's not unusual for patients to ask doctors how many they have performed. Thanks to the Internet, patients are more informed.
Best wishes to you,
Tryingmom; So sorry for what you are going through at such a young age. But as all the answers say that a replacement is all you can do in the mean time get into your doctor and let the doctor know that you just can't handle the pain on a daily basis and if needed have the doctor send you to a pain clinic you should not have to needlessly suffer in pain. Chuck1957
I'm a 61 year old female who was diagnosed with AVN of the left hip a few months ago..mine has not collapsed..although it is very painful and my Surgeon has scheduled me for a Total hip replacement for July 125th 2017..I hope by this time have you gotten a new hip once it has gotten to the point of collapse..there is no other option but to have it replaced..core decompression is only a option if it is in early stages.
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